If you love the Monaco Grand Prix, which you definitely do, you will agree that May 24th seems a century away. Racing action on Monte Carlo streets gives you so much thrill that you cannot just wait for race Sunday to come. Well, what to do before the action goes down to Monaco?
Here is a thought; why not predict who will win on the streets based on cold facts? Here is a list of drivers to look out for:
1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
To say that Hamilton could have won Monaco Grand Prix in 2001 is not stretching facts. Rosberg played dirty on qualifying, but as they say, let bygones be bygones. Hamilton is hungry for another win here considering this is the arena where all F1 greats honed their skills from Ayrton Senna, Prost, Stirling Moss to Schumacher. This is a clear contender.
2. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes
Rosberg enjoys Monaco, which is his second home, and two wins here affirm this. With 2015 expected to bring even more rivalry between the two drivers, you can bet the German will push to the limit whether by playing dirty or just consistency, which Hamilton struggles with.
3. Sebatian Vettel, Red Bull
The German had a torrid 2014 season and you cannot fault his decision to leave Red Bull for Ferrari. If it was not a gimmick then the Ferrari SF-15T is fantastic despite problems in late preseason testing. Vettel even called the car a massive step from Red Bull, which shows the Scuderia have gone back to basics in making good engines. Vettel is a man to watch in Monaco considering he has already won here once.
4. Fernando Alonso, McLaren-Honda
Like or hate him, you have to give Alonso his due as the best driver in F1 if not the most experienced. The Spaniard’s passion and hunger for wins is amazing and you can bet he will push hard using his past experience on the Monte Carlo streets. If McLaren tweaks its weak areas in the MP4-30, and Alonso recovers fully from the pretesting accident, he might see the flag first.
5. Jenson Button, McLaren-Honda
Button’s career almost ended in 2014, but miraculously McLaren gave him a break. Button is a terrific driver and fun to watch. If he can use his experience to his advantage and leverage Monaco’s trickiness, he can add another win on Monte Carlo streets to his name. Can he do it?
6. Daniel Ricciardo
Where Vettel failed Ricciardo came and excelled, and if this fantastic driver keeps at it, Monaco Grand Prix might have a new winner in 2015.
What is your prediction? There are more drivers who can still surprise including Bottas, who is clearly enjoying his F1 time in the new Williams FW37. You just have to wait and see.
1. All drivers, contenders and authorities taking an interest in the Championship must hold a FIA Super License. Applications for Super Licenses must be made every year to the FIA through the candidate’s ASN.
2. As per Article 16.3, the stewards may force punishment focuses on a driver’s Super License. On the off chance that a driver accumulates 12 punishment focuses his permit will be suspended for the accompanying Event, taking after which 12 focuses will be expelled from the permit. Punishment points will stay on a driver’s Super License for a time of 12 months after which they will be individually uprooted on the 12 month commemoration of their inconvenience.
1. The driver must commute the auto alone and unaided.
2. Drivers must utilize the track at all times. For the shirking of uncertainty the white lines characterizing the track edges are thought to be a piece of the track; however, the kerbs are most certainly not. A driver will be judged to have left the track if no piece of the auto stays in contact with the track. Should an auto leave the track the driver may re-join, on the other hand, this may just be carried out when it is protected to do as such and without increasing any enduring point of interest. At without a doubt the attentiveness of the race executive a driver may be given the chance to give back the entire of any preference he picked up by leaving the track.
3. More than one alter of course to safeguard a position is not allowed. Any driver moving back towards the dashing line, having prior protected his position logged off, ought to leave no less than one auto width between his own particular auto and the edge of the track on the way to the corner.
4. Any driver safeguarding his position on a straight, and before any braking region, may utilize the full width of the track amid his first move, gave no noteworthy part of the auto endeavouring to pass is nearby his. Whilst protecting thus the driver may not leave the track without reasonable reason. For the shirking of uncertainty, if any piece of the front wing of the auto endeavouring to pass is nearby the back wheel of the auto in front this will be considered to be a ‘huge parcel’.
5. When an auto is gotten by an alternate auto which is going to lap it amid the race the driver must permit the speedier driver past at the most readily accessible open door. If the driver who has been gotten (caught) does not permit the quicker driver past, waved blue banners will be indicated to show that he must permit the accompanying driver to overtake.
1. The stewards may perpetrate the punishments particularly set out in these Sporting Regulations notwithstanding or rather than whatever other punishments accessible to them under the Code.
2. Any driver who gets three censures in the same Championship season will, upon the burden of the third, be given a ten network place punishment at that Event. In the event that the third denounce is forced after an Incident amid a race the ten framework place punishment will be connected at the driver’s next Event.